Orian Barki Israel

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Israeli director and editor Orian Barki has worked on commercials and brand films for the likes of Nike, Vogue, American Express, and Urban Outfitters. But at this point, she’s best known for “2 Lizards,” the viral animated web series she created in 2020 with Moroccan artist Meriem Bennani, which follows a pair of talking, anthropomorphized lizards navigating lockdown life. As part of WePresent’s 2020 Ideas Report—which found that 41.6% of creatives reported having more confidence in their creative ideas due to changes in their working environment post COVID—Orian explained how the conditions of lockdown fostered their collaboration.